Monday, October 17, 2011

Talk: Jud Bowman of Appia to Speak Tuesday, 10/25 @ 6pm in 1231 EB2

Bowman runs a triangle-leading mobiles company focused on app stores.

Best,

Ben


The NC State Department of Computer Science is very pleased to have Jud Bowman, Founder & CEO of Appia, Inc, join us as the next featured speaker in the Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Executive Speakers Series on Tuesday, October 25th at 6 pm in Room 1231 EB2

The title of his talk is "Overcoming the Challenges of Young Entrepreneurship: How to Start a Successful Company in Your 20s" and an abstract is provided below. 

The talk is free and open to the public, and ample free parking is available after 5 pm.  Speaker bio and additional information available on the series web page

Note to CSC Graduate Students
 - These lectures have been approved by the CSC Graduate Oversight Committee to count toward the required lectures for graduate students.

Note to CSC Undergraduates - Several of our professors and lecturers provide extra credit for attending the FI series talks; be sure to ask! I will be located down front after the talk to sign off on any required paperwork!

In addition, Fidelity Investment plans to have representatives on hand before and after the talk to speak with students about career opportunities! 

Jud Bowman is the founder and CEO of Appia and has helped grow the company into the largest cross platform, open app marketplace in the world. Prior to Appia, Jud co-founded Motricity (Nasdaq: MOTR) in September 1999 and was instrumental in growing the company to more than $100 million in annual revenues and 500 employees globally. Jud was named one of the world's 'Top 100 Young Innovators' by MIT's Technology Review and one of 'Tech's Best Young Entrepreneurs' by Business Week in 2007. He was also recognized as a winner of the Ernst & Young 'Entrepreneur of the Year' award in the Carolinas in 2001 and 2010. Jud is currently on leave from Stanford University, where he was named a President's Scholar, and is a graduate of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

This is our 2nd Fidelity Investments talk of the fall.  We hope you will be able to join us.

Thanks,

Ken Tate
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Talk Abstract - From gaining the respect of investors to building and managing a team, starting a company at any age is difficult, but even more so when you just graduated from high school. Jud Bowman started his first company at age 18 and has spent the last 12 years navigating the challenges of young entrepreneurship. In this talk, Jud will share the story of how he built two successful companies in his 20s, and the lessons he learned along the way.

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